Dave Ramsey started his business over 25 years ago by offering one-on-one financial coaching to families in need. Check out his story:
On the way upAfter losing everything, I went on a quest to find out how money really works, how I could take control of it, and how I could have confidence in handling it. I read everything I could get my hands on. I interviewed older rich people—people who made money and kept it. That quest led me to a really, really uncomfortable place: my mirror. I came to realize that my money problems, worries and shortages largely began and ended with the person in my mirror. I also realized that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with every morning, I would win with money. I went back to my first love, real estate, to eat and to get out of debt. Along the way, I began another path—the path of helping others, literally millions of others, take the same quest to the mirror.
Starting Ramsey Solutions
I formed Ramsey Solutions in 1992 to counsel folks hurting from the results of financial stress. I’ve paid the “stupid tax” (mistakes with dollar signs on the end) so hopefully some of you won't have to. I wrote the book Financial Peace based on all that Sharon and I had learned, and I began selling it out of my car. With a friend of mine, I started a local radio call-in show called The Money Game, now nationally syndicated as The Dave Ramsey Show.Our company history is full of landmarks, including six best-sellers on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly lists—and we're not slowing down. Ramsey Solutions now has more than 900 team members and a variety of products and services to help you reach your financial goals.Many companies define success based on the dollars coming in, but at Ramsey Solutions, we define our success by the number of lives changed: listeners getting out of debt, readers taking their first Baby Step and saving $1,000, Financial Peace University graduates investing for their future. We learned early on that if we help enough people, the money will come. Our mission statement isn't just lip service—it's our mantra:Ramsey Solutions provides biblically based, common-sense education and empowerment that give HOPE to everyone in every walk of life.